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Tomeikan Gakuen Educational Foundation
Tomeikan Junior & Senior High School

Address : 683, Oaza-Miyaura, Kiyama-cyo, Miyaki-gun, Saga, Japan. 841-0204.
Phone : +81-942-92-5775 Fax : +81-942-92-5769
E-mail : info@tomeikan.ed.jp


A MESSAGE FROM THE CHIEF DIRECTOR OF THE TOMEIKAN Jr. & Sr. HIGH SCHOOL

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                       Yuji Jido

Tomeikan now has started a new way to develop. Junior and high school days are very important periods to make friends, turn eyes to the society, and build up definite scholastic ability in search of aim in human life. We are very responsible to educate junior high school students and high school students. Hirose Tansou who was an educator in Edo period once established Kangien and graduated many talented people for the society.

Tomeikan has begun to take the steady course making the most of his instruction and tradition of a clan school in modern society.

    Now, Tomeikan will push forward with the activities for the collaborative purpose of bringing up indomitable human resource that will be able to create the future with dreams. Education can be achieved much more brilliantly by obtaining local and social support together with self reformation.

   Kyushu, the front door of Asia and Pacific, is suitable for cultivating new leaders in globalization. We will create a school that is full of energy for young students and furnish their dreams.


A MESSAGE FROM PRINCIPAL OF TOMEIKAN Jr. & Sr. HIGH SCHOOL

小畠校長

 Toshio Kobatake

Looking for a dream and making efforts to make it comes true

   In order to give every person the opportunity to learn, Hirose Tanso, who was an educator in the Edo period, founded a private school two hundred years ago. He had educational philosophy of developing personality. He was invited to the school of the Tsushima clan, Tomeikan, to teach the sons of Samurais. Tomeikan was a clan school established in Tashiro, which the Tsushima clan governed in the Edo period. Hirose’s educational tradition was succeeded to Tomeikan. Our school’s name, Tomeikan was named after this Tomeikan.

   The international society of the 21st century needs people who have the nature to learn the interaction of science, technology, and society synthetically, thinking highly of cultural and social sciences with learning science technology in the development of information-society and the remarkable change of society.

    In the society where knowledge is requested and globalization, our school shall aim for rearing a student who will be able to act as a leader after achieving entering high-level college through friendly competition, and for raising of the scholastic ability for an entrance examination of the 21stcentury model and of the attitude to learn independently in high school culture.

    Now how will you improve yourself and what will you find in your junior high school or high school life?

    Those who will endeavor to look for a dream and a way which they will try, sometimes being at a loss and making a dour, and those who want to lead their school life as hard as possible.

    Everyone, each one wants to be faithful to the dream of the youth and is going to open up his or her course persistently. If you can live to make your dream come true without forgetting the one which you have in your youth, how wonderful life will be!

    Our school is developing the regular curriculum and extracurricular activities and aiming for the most prominent school in school culture which Japanese junior high school and high school students will create in the field of learning, culture, and sports.

   Please create your future powerfully cultivating true intellectual ability, fresh and youthful sensitivity, and rich personality in high learning culture of Tomeikan junior high school and high school.

 


Tomeikan, a school and a family.

First of all let me introduce myself. My name is Hormozd Mehrrostami. I am 57 years old.  I came to Japan 30 years ago and I have been teaching English. During these years, I have learned many things about Japan.  Especially about Japanese people and Japanese culture. I joined Tomeikan Junior and Senior High School 19 years ago as an English teacher. To the 1st graders in junior high school.  I teach one hour of English conversation and one hour of Z-kai English course.  To the 2nd and 3rd graders in junior high school. I teach English conversation.  To the 1st graders in high school. I teach OC-B and to the 3rd graders in high school. I teach English composition for the university entrance examinations. Now let me tell you about our school Tomeikan. At present our school is one of the leading schools in Kyushu and I am sure in the next five years our school will be one of the top schools all over Japan. Tomeikan was the name of a famous school in the 19th century which was led by a very well-known teacher, Mr. Hirose Tanso. His spiritual and moral teaching are one of the important bases for our school. What we teach our students is not just the content of the text books, but the principle how to behave themselves for the future. We teach them how to be a person who cares, a person who challenges new things, a person who makes chances, a person who can reach dreams and a person who will lead Japan in the 21st century. Our Tomeikan is not only a school, but also a family.


History of Tomeikan

 “We have succeeded to educational policies of Tanso Hirose.”
  School name Tomeikan has a long histor. It is founded two hundred years ago, when the teachings of Chu-tzu (Shushi-gaku) were accredited by the government.  In 1792, Yoshikatsu So, the lord of Tsushima-Clan, following the educational policies of the government at that time, founded a cram school, our school’s ancestor, at Tashiro Dominion.  Tashiron Dominion, the northeastern part of Tosu and Kiyama-cho, was governed by Tsushima Clan.  That area, bounded on Chikuzen (Fukuoka), Chikugo (Kurume) and Hizen (Saga), was suitable for education.  It was in 1800 that the cram school was named Tomeikan and its buildings were school house was buit.  In 1855, Tomeikan was moved to Tashiro-shita-machi and opened as an institution of both literary and military arts.  The officer addressed the opening ceremony:  “Learning is life-long work.  The aim of education is to bring up practical persons who are needed to the day and of to the nation.”—which is one of our educational policies.  Tanso Horose, a Confucian scholar living in Bungo-Hita (Oita Prefecture), presided over his cram school, Kangi-en, and started teaching at Tomeikan in 1829.  He set the new tone of the school and improved it both in name and in reality.  He carried out his principle about education, developed his students’ own individuality, and cultivated their aesthetic sentiments by teaching Chinese poetry.  The students at Tomeikan were willing to study, think for themselves, and ask their teachers their own questions.  They were also expected to pass difficult examinations to be promoted.  Some of them lived in the dormitory which was available for those who came from far away.  All of his educational policies have been handed down to our school, Tomeikan Junior and Senior High School.


Educational policy of Tomeikan

  Our school was built at the foot of Kizan hill, which stands on the border between Fukuoka & Saga Prefecture, and named Tomeikan after the old school of the Tsushima  Clan. The old school followed the motto of Kangien, where Tanso Hirose (a well known scholar) educated every student equally to develop their personality. Our school also follows this motto and aims to encourage the young talents to be useful for the development of society.  Tanso Hirise’s educational idea of Kangien and Tomeikan, was that learning was our lifelong work and that children must be educated our to be practical and useful for society and to be able to adapt themselves to the times.  It is our school motto to learn willingly and have autonomy. Appreciation for the four obligations (1: Obligation to our parents. 2: Obligation to our teachers. 3: Obligation to our country and society. Obligation to the Supreme Being) is the bare bones of humanity.  Our school’s policy is based on learning willingly and we will make the consecutive education of junior and senior high school. Our aim is to train our students physically and mentally so that they can learn various stature or ability, and to develop their personality and sociality individually.  Moreover, we will make our students the creative people who can adapt themselves to the varied international society and can achieve their goal by themselves all their lives.


Respect for personality

  Our campus is full of natural beauty and the ideal place to learn the young sensibility, personality and strong sentiment.  We practice various cultural activities such as the club activities, the camp for training, the lectures by famous lecturers, and the extra lessons by university professors. Through these activities, we make much of cultivation of personality and aesthetic sentiment.


Coeducation

  All our students are able to understand each other and learn how to cooperate and build the firm friendship. Our educational environment is the best to cultivate the consideration for others and the strong personality.


The special education for our students

  We have 39 lessons a week. English and Math lessons in our school are about twice those of puplic schools. We practice basic test and extra lessons during the summer, winter and spring vacation. We think it important that students will acqure good personality and we will give them high quality lessons in order to prepare them for high level universities.


The Consecutive education of junior high school and senior high school

  We have the special and effective curriculam through six years of junior and senior high school. In the third grade of junior high school, the students begin high school courses and in the third grade of senior high school, they prepare themselves for the entrance examination to universities.


Club Activities in Tomeikan Junior and Senior High School

After school students can exercise in the school ground, at the gym or at club rooms. In the club activities they have valuable experiences in their school life, which makes them a person with intellect, virtue and good health person. Or they can join cultural clubs in order to express themselves in the field of Communication and Arts.  These activities will develop their personality and enlarge their abilities.


Sports and Cultural Clubs

Tea ceremony, Flower Arrangement, Fine Arts, International, Science, Bird-watching, Local Studying, Chorus, Broadcasting, Igo-Shogi, Drama, Literary Arts, Field athletics, Baseball, Volleyball, Basketball, Tennis, Soccer, Kendo, Hiking


Shion and Tomei Dormitories

“All of the students study regularly and develop their achievement.”  To realize this aim the dormitories are available to both boy and girl students who come from far away cities and towns. In the dormmitory, the supervisor will look after them.  Through the group activities, they have friendship and they can learn how to be responsible and independent. In the dormitory they can develop their social abilities.  The students in the dormitory study by themselves to pass the entrance examination to universities and teachers incharge of the dormitory visit there and supervise the students as well.  We have a regular meeting with the parents and they can know their children’s dormitory life. We have a perfect system for the students in the dormitory.


Comfortable Facilities Fully Air-conditioned

Our school buildings is surrounded by the beautiful environments.  The facilities are good enough to develop the students’ desire to learn.  The library is spacious and bright, full of sunlight.  The audio-visual room is equipped with video and lantern slide projectors.  The official tea-ceremony room  was designed by a head of the Ura-senke school. To enjoy a school life and develop the students’ sensibility in this space of ours is sure to enlighten them.

Tomeikan Consecutive Education System for Junior High School through Senior High School
Grade Junior 1st Junior 2nd Junior 3rd Senior 1st Senior 2nd Senior 3rd
Division Introductory Period Basic Period Developing Period Maturing Period
Outline Completion of Junior High School Curriculum Choice between Humanistic Course and Science Course Combination of graduates from Tomeikan Junior High School and those from other Junior High School Prepation for Entrance examination to Universities
Aim of Instruction 1: Development of Fundamental habit
2: Achievement of pleaser of Learning and Interest in the Unknown
3: Building up of Sound Bodies
1: Establishment of self (Decision on which college to enter)
2: Awaking of Interest toeard Learning
3: Strictness of Learning and Selfdiscipline
4: Establishment of Foundation for Developing Period
1: Respect for Independence and Self Enlightenment
2: Development of Faculty
1: Organization of Knowledge and Development of Application
2: Completion of Preparation for Entrance Examination and Establishment of Foundation for Higher Education

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Tomeikan Junior High School Curriculum

Subject 1st 2nd 3rd
Japanese 6 6 6
Social Studies 5 5 5
Mathmatics 6 7 8
Natural Sciences 4 5 5
Music 2 1 1
Fine Art 2 1 1
Physical Education 3 3 3
Domestic Science 2 2 2
English 7 7 7
Ethics 1 1 1
Extracurricular 1 1 1
Total Hours per Week 39 39 39

 Tomeikan Senior High School Curruculum

 a: Humanistic Course  b: Science Course  c: Humanistic Course for National Universities  d: Humanistic Course for Private Universities  e Science Course for National Universities

Japanese 1st 2nd 3rd Social Studies 1st 2nd 3rd
a b c d e a b c d e
Japanese I 6 7 6 9 11 6 Japanese History B 4 6 3 5 6 4
Japanese II Geography
Modern Politics & Economics
Classics I
Classics II
Classical Reading
Mathmatics 1st 2nd 3rd Natural Sciences 1st 2nd 3rd
a b c d e a b c d e
Math I 8 7 8 8 0 9 Physics IB 4 4 8 4 0 8
Math II Physics II
Math III Chemistry IB
Math A Chemistry II
Math B Biology IB
Math C Biology II
English 1st 2nd 3rd Arts, Health/PE and Extracurricular 1st 2nd 3rd
a b c d e a b c d e
English I 8 8 7 8 12 7 Music 2 1 1 0 0 0
English II Fine Arts
OC-A Calligraphy
OC-B Health & Physical Education 4 4 4 3 3 3
OC-C Home Room & Extracurricular Activities 1 1 1 1 1 1
Reading Domestic Science 2 1 1 1 1 1
Writing Total Hours per Week 39 39 39 39 34 39